In her article “I Tweet, Therefore I am”, Peggy Orenstein states that people using social media live in a performance culture that erodes the very relationships it tries to create, and alienates them from the real world. When users post without conscious thought, the world goes from a stage to a reality television show where every move you make is broadcast. Studies have shown that living like this will result in a loss of empathy. People can not put themselves in other 's shoes because they already know every detail of the person 's life already. Orenstein also states that people form their identities based off of their social media persona.
In today’s society 78% of Americans use some form of social media. (Statista.com, 2016) Social media connects us to family, friends and acquaintances, allows a forum to share life experiences through videos and images, as well as disseminate or acquire news and other forms of information. Essentially, the cyber (virtual) world has become our new real world. Just as in the real world, the cyber world also has its own thugs, hidden dangers and potential for making damaging mistakes.
We live in a world of social media, though it can be a good and bad thing, everywhere you look you can see what everyone else is doing in their personal lives. Social Media apps are taking a huge toll on our personal lives and it’s at great risk that we are filming too much of our lives. With all the positive that social media brings, it also brings a lot of negative to things most important to you such as, your home, your privacy and your teen’s privacy. Have you ever heard of “insta bragging”?
What is Media Ecology? According to Neil Postman, 1970, said that Media ecology looks into the matter of how media of communication affect human perception, understanding, feeling, and value; and how our interaction with media facilitates or impedes our chances of survival. Media ecology is the study of media as environments. How we are media controlled by media and that the actions we made is affected by how the media is towards us. It speaks of how media shapes and alters our society and how it alters our social structures.
Kat Allen Katowich American Literature 14 December 2015 The Wolf of West Egg In 2015, James Patterson wrote the novel The Wolfe of West Egg, rewriting a modern version of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Patterson used the similar characters and settings, but gave Nathan Wolfe a different backstory. Despite the small changes, Patterson while still addressed the shared major themes of materialism, socializing, the characters’ personas, and fame.
Imagine waking up one morning and every social media page is shut down completely. This generation probably wouldn't even know how to keep themselves occupied or even know how to communicate properly in person. We are in a time known for the use of technology. Almost everything we do is through social media. Job interviews, promotions, and connections are all used through social media.
The use of social media is one of the main ways people communicate in today’s society. With social media being a main source of communication social media can change someone’s idea of life. Teens are introduced to seeing the life of celebrities, and luxury life. Which can then leave the teens feeling envy, jealousy, and overall insecure. Using social media on a daily basis, without limit can cause a teen to enter a depression.
Abstract In Tweet Like an Egyptian, Kevin Clarke discussed how the internet have promoted a new way of communication and how it has positively influenced many people around the world. An internet-generated power is now on the rise and the society looks forward to its positive results. In the I’m so Totally, Digitally, Close to You that was authored by Clive Thompson, the advantages and disadvantages of using Facebook and other social media are discussed, and it was claimed that social media is beneficial for the creation and maintenance of relationships. The article In What College Mean to the Other America written by Mike Rose reflected on the fact that there are marginalized groups in the United States and that the government should act in support of their needs for better and accessible education.
Anthem (by Ayn Rand) is a satire written in first person diary form. It's in a futuristic dystopia near the mountains. There is no individualism whatsoever. You can't show any preference towards anything or anyone. Your world is white.
There is no doubt that social and digital media help out almost everyone in their daily lives. Social media spreads ideas, knowledge and helps to organize our real world and digital world relationships. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, social media can be defined as forms of electronic communication which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content. Social and digital media play a big part of our lives and the different forms of it help shape us as individuals.